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  1. Publish a Power BI Roadmap

    Currently there does not seem to be a roadmap for Power BI. This makes it very hard to plan implementations, as meetings tend to end up with someone saying "Microsoft must know this is a winning feature. I can't believe it's not on their roadmap."

    As the person who has to turn the stakeholders dreams into a Power BI reality, this leaves me feeling uneasy, as I can name at least half a dozen must have features that we still don't have.

    214 votes
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      3 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Consecutive Drilling in Reports

      For example, if I have multiple graphs with the Drill mode on, and I drill down 1 of them, I need the other graphs to drill down as well. Not just get filtered.

      Please if there is an existing idea for this, let me know!

      Thanks

      343 votes
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        15 comments  ·  Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Cross filtering on multiple (custom) visuals

        Achieve cross filtering on multiple visuals (in addition to slicer ) in Power BI. After applying of additional filtering on one of the visual it would not reset already applied filtering on other visuals.

        13 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Power BI Free users can see Power BI Reports embedded in Teams Channels

          At present, users with Power BI Free licenses cannot view Power BI reports embedded in their team's Teams Channels, EVEN if they report in question is hosted on a Premium Workspace. They are forced to view it direct on the Power BI Cloud Service.

          This is not a good user experience, and cheapens the proposed value of the Premium product. Free users should be able to see (at minimum) Premium-hosted Reports embedded in Teams Channels, the same as all Pro users are currently able to.

          https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams/Power-BI-and-Microsoft-Teams/td-p/186860

          56 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Adoption  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support for custom Power Query Functions in Dataflows

            We really need support for custom functions in Dataflows. This is a huge limitation to dataflows today.

            27 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Dataflows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow export of summarized data

              Power BI leads the user to believe it is possible to export summarized data at the level of the current view. In fact, the result of [Matrix grid] > Ellipsis > Export data is that data is exported at the lowest level of the drill-down path.

              In one case, I am viewing 4 rows of data in my matrix grid (drilled up to the top level of the data hierarchy). When I export to xlsx, i get over 15,000 rows of data (summarized at the lowest level of my data hierarchy).

              Users should be able to export data at the…

              86 votes
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                12 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Disable visual highlighting and interactions

                When clicking on certain elements of a visual, I can control the interaction this selection has on other visuals within the report, but I was wondering if there is the ability to completely disable the clickability of a visual? I don't want the end users to be able to click on the visual at all, so neither the selected visual or other visuals would be highlighted? Tooltips should still be viewable on hover.

                This feature should be available for use in both service and desktop.

                More information on the unsuccessful attempts people have made trying to achieve this with graphs/charts…

                105 votes
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                  13 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Have a presentation mode for Power BI like Powerpoint

                  Have a presentation mode for Power BI like Powerpoint so you can show someone your ideas

                  24 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Link and Calculated Entities for PRO users without Premium Capacity

                    Vote for this idea if you want the ability to join or append tables together in Dataflows without having a Premium Capacity available.

                    27 votes
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                      under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Dataflows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Dataflows data types parity with Power Query

                      Dataflows should have parity with Power Query when it comes to data types.

                      Currently, dates are converted to datetime and fixed decimal numbers are converted to decimal numbers. Time does not work at all.

                      I haven't tested all other data types, so I don't know if these three types (date, time, fixed decimal number) are all we need.

                      19 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Dataflows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Text Direction Property for visuals and pages

                        Currenty it seems like all texts in a PBIX file are defined as LTR.
                        It will be very useful to have the control over the Text Direction property.
                        It will be really great to have this control dynamicly - Let's say there's a multi-language report where the X axis on a bar chart has company names in mix language that has different desired Text Direction properties.

                        17 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Export Power BI visual matrix to Excel, without the data being tabulated vertically.

                          I want a way to export a visual matrix (already assembled in my Power BI report) and take it to excel, without the data being tabulated vertically.

                          106 votes
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                            4 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Email subscriptions for Power BI reports in Report Server

                            Be able to create email subscriptions for the PBIX reports in the Report Server

                            1,295 votes
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                              145 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              backlog  ·  Riccardo Muti responded

                              Thanks for your votes and comments! We’re building out our email subscriptions feature in the Power BI cloud service. For example, today, you can subscribe only yourself to a report, but we’re working on enabling you to subscribe other people as well. There are also some technical barriers to integrating the current implementation into an on-premises server. Once it’s a little further along, it’s something we’d love to bring to Power BI Report Server. For now, consider it on our backlog.

                            • Please allow monthly refresh of data on the schedule refresh option in server. (and let us choose the date, like 4th of every month)

                              It is a suggestion for allowing monthly refresh where the user can select the date on which it needs to be refreshed as well

                              35 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Improve Select All Slicer Performance

                                There are instances where we need to filter down the data set on one variable, like contract number (say it's an enterprise contract for a number of locations with different customer numbers) because we want to use this filter to find all the related customer numbers. With the limited customer number list, I want to be able to "Select All" customer numbers now showing and then unselect the contract number because I want to see all business for these customer numbers, whether each item was sold under contract or not. However, when I click to erase the contract number, the…

                                21 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Flexible Drilldown

                                  Ability to create a not hierarchy drill down, that you can choose which dimension you want to detail the selected item. Eg. You have sales by state, so you can choose if you want to detail some state by product type or by store, or even choose if you want to see all your data by product type and so detail some type by state or store.

                                  Also, create some navigation map, to show what drilldowns was already been aplied.

                                  38 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Slicer "Clear Selection" icon color attribute

                                    I'd like to see the ability to set the color of the eraser icon (clear selection) in a slicer header to something different than the default grey.

                                    When you use a dark color background (let's say Dark Green) with light color font (let's say medium Orange), it's very difficult for users to see the default grey eraser and clear their selections.

                                    If some of the color setting attributes that were just added to visual headers could be brought to the Slicer header I belive the issue would be resolved.

                                    50 votes
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                                      5 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Single-click drillthrough

                                      The current method of using "drillthrough" is tedious and not obvious.

                                      I propose a new implementation of drillthrough: single-click. Instead of right-clicking on a row, table or visual and selecting form a context menu, let's have the ability to setup a row, table or visual as a single-click drillthrough.

                                      236 votes
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                                        18 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Time Zone Conversion Accounting for Daylight Savings Time (DST)

                                        We need a way to display data in our local timezone accounting for daylight savings time. The data source stores the dates in UTC but we need reports to show local time. A native and easy way to do this in PowerBI would be a huge help. There are many blog posts and help articles floating around with solutions people have attempted but it's a simple issue that so many users would benefit from having solved centrally by PowerBI itself. Please consider!

                                        132 votes
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                                          15 comments  ·  Data Preparation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Search box when publishing

                                          When you're a report author and probably owns a lot of workspaces, you may experience the same as I do currently. When publishing content to an app-workspace I'll get a list of all my available workspaces. It would be handy to have a search box in the window where you pick the workspace to deploy your Power BI content to.

                                          18 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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